Trump’s spell is waning
One way or another, we are coming for you, Donald Trump. You may well be on your way to finally paying for your crimes or you may simply be on your way out of politics for good. Either one works, if we no longer have to endure you. Even the Republican party is sick of you and knows that you are part of bringing them down, though they do quite well on their own. DeSantis and Abbot’s immigrant stunts are not proving popular, and the anti-abortion talk is continuing to turn women off. Those are all good things for the future of this country. While Democrats are far from perfect, they’re the best thing we’ve got right now, and we should support them.
Now that the midterms are almost upon us, the focus is moving to the impact Donald Trump is having on those elections. While some Republicans continue to revere him, there are just as many if not more Democrats who loathe him. The Hill reported that independents also want him gone. The Hill shared an NBC News poll released Sunday that revealed a 34% positive view of Donald Trump, which is Trump’s lowest rating since April 2021. It’s not difficult to parse the low rating. Trump is embroiled in several ongoing investigations, two of which could cost him his freedom: the DOJ investigation and the investigation in Georgia for election tampering.
In August, a Quinnipiac University poll found that at least half of American citizens would like to see Trump prosecuted for his mishandling of classified documents, which number included 52% of independent voters. Then, on September 7, NPR-Marist released yet another poll that shows 67% of independent voters do not want him to run for president again, and even worse for Trump, a New York Times-Siena poll showed him trailing President Biden in a rematch even though a majority of independent voters don’t approve of President Biden. That, folks, is the “lesser of two evils” vote, and if it keeps Trump out of office, it’s a good thing.
No, Donald Trump is not on the ballot in November, but some of his stooges are. J.D. Vance, Herschel Walker, Blake Masters, and TV quack Mehmet Oz are all running for public office that none of them should ever see. Herschel Walker is reason alone to bypass these candidates. Some Republican strategists believe that all three will suffer rather than benefit from Trump’s support. Arizona strategists are especially concerned for Trump candidates Kari Lake and Blake Masters because the numbers indicate both will need far more than Trump supporters to win. The Trump candidates are pathetic, as evidenced by Trump’s statement at his most recent rally for Vance: “J.D. is kissing my ass. He wants my support.” Vance said nothing because it’s true, which is singularly pathetic.
All the Trump candidates and Trump world in general will find out just how great Trump is when the polls close. Perhaps, one day soon, when Trump is paraded out in handcuffs and shackles, the spell will be broken, and we can get back to being a normal country again.
Shirley is a former entertainment writer and has worked in the legal field for over 25 years